Mini dresses could sometimes have the reputation of being too showy or child-like. It’s quite difficult to find a balance in between that will make you look put-together when all you did was shove one piece of clothing on.
We all want that convenience, but not when it doesn’t fully express what kind of vibe we’re going for. But we’re here to put that myth to the test with 9 dresses that will show you what all mini dresses should look like.
ALEXA CHUNG Apron sleeveless minidress
Alexa Chung requires no introductions. She’s considered one of the ultimate it girls all around the world. And by the looks of her promising outfits, it’s only right that we leave it to her hands to wow us with her own clothes that serve us the right amount of chic. Her delectable lilac Apron mini dress is made with PVC which attracts attention anywhere. But don’t worry about feeling gross because the material inside is fabric so you can get an effortless je ne sais quoi vibe.
GUCCI FAUX PEARL-EMBELLISHED MINI DRESS
This dress reminds us of a nautical theme because of the solid navy blue color of the dress. If you have a playful imagination, you probably can imagine this piece being a sailor girl uniform with its cute hints of yellow and red linings. Wear this one with loafers to complete the look.
NATASHA ZINKO Printed Cotton Mini Dress
There’s something elegantly graceful about A-line dresses that take from the style of ’60s. This one incorporates a plaid print in blue and white. Those two colors, combined with the A-lined skirt and the sweetheart neckline, gives off a bright, summery feeling. If you want to cop the oldie style from head to toe, wear it with block heels or a pair of Mary Jane shoes.
CAROLINE CONSTAS Carmen off-the-shoulder gingham cotton mini dress
In your quest to find the perfect summer dress, put this ‘Carmen’ dress by Caroline Constas on top of the list. It checks off multiple boxes in terms of styles that fit the summer: gingham, flowy, and off-shoulder. What could you want more in a summer dress? With a basket bag, you’ll look especially trendy.
GUCCI Yellow Multicolor Frayed Tweed Mini Dress
This Gucci dress puts us in a very sunny disposition just by being the bright pick-me-up number that it is. Using tweed material, it features the best colors of the summer that reminds us of cute dresses we wore to the beach at 5 years old. It adds a preppy look with the white Peter Pan collar, and the signature Gucci symbol takes center stage, as per usual.
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN SILK-BLEND POINT D’ESPRIT MINI DRESS
We feel like wearing this dress would instantly make you feel instantly charged up with energy once you put it on. The bright red hue, for once, doesn’t exude its usual fiery appeal, but instead adds up to the intricate details of the silk-blend textured material of the dress. It flows naturally on the body, except for the stretch-knit panels at the waist and the sleeves for a rare silhouette.
ZIMMERMANN Lace Tiered Mini Dress
Lace-tiered tops and skirts used to be such a hit. It especially remind us of perfect dolls we used to play with that rock the style so elegantly. As we grow older, we tend to leave this beautiful silhouette in our childhood and forget it. Little do we know that we can rock this style at any age and still look flawless. This dress from Zimmerman exhibits such finesse for such a delicate style and material. It’s an off-the-shoulder dress that also has a thin halter strap. It’s going to be perfect for your next outing at the beach.
REDVALENTINO Organza minidress
A slightly more elegant version of the mini dress is showcased in this black organza, lace, and georgette mini dress. The sheer puffed sleeves add an interesting silhouette alongside a slip lining dress and A-line skirt. The look is completed with a bow on top, right on the neckline. Wear with nude shoes to bring all attention to the dress.
ALICE + OLIVIA LAUNA BLACK VELVET MINI DRESS
Another sweet pairing of the A-line dress is with spaghetti straps. We love that the low straight neckline on this ‘Launa’ dress from Alice + Olivia tones down the sexy aspect and brings in more an adorable feel along with the rose print all over and and lace-trimmed hem.
There’s more than enough in this list to get you tempted into getting a mini dress for yourself. We wouldn’t blame you if you do. The mini dress don’t get as much admiration as it deserves, but you’re here now and we’re guessing you’d been hooked. Now go share the love for these cute pieces.